The Safety Net – Stakhovsky to start another winning week

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The latest winning run of the safety net bet may have come to an end, but that should 100 per cent guarantee that Sergiy Stakhovsky will triumph in his first-round tennis clash at the Mercedes Cup today.

Poetic Dancer was defeated in our safety net bet on Friday, which brought to an end an eight-prediction winning streak and caused our balance to fall marginally to £240.50

However, the safety net bet has never endured back-to-back losers and therefore Ukrainian Stakhovsky should comfortably beat Jaroslav Pospisil in Stuttgat today.

The obvious reason for the tip is that Stakhovsky is positioned 88 places higher in the ATP Tour rankings at 44, while Pospisil has never ever been in the top 100, despite now being aged 30.

Stakhovsky also triumphed in the only previous career meeting between the pair, which was a comfortable straight-sets victory back in 2008.

Meanwhile, Pospisil has also spent the majority of his career on the Challenger Tour and is making a rare outing in an ATP Tour event.

In his career Pospisal has only ever played in four ATP Tour tournaments and the three that he has participated in this year, he has been eliminated in the first round.

Furthermore, Stakhovsky’s recent clay-court record has been reasonable, reaching the third round of the French Open before losing to David Ferrer and also progressing past the first round in Nice, Rome, Madrid and Munich.

Stakhovsky is 1/3 in the tennis odds to beat Pospisil and to fulfil our aim of making £20 each day we will be staking £60 on this result.

Current Status:
Bank: £240.50
Today’s stake: £20
Best case scenario: £260.50
Worst case scenario: £180.50

Last Safety Net bet: Poetic Dancer winning at Ascot @ 1/1

Wealth warning: although we are confident the safety net bet’s strategy will be profitable over a period of time, the nature of sport means we cannot guarantee you will win every single time.

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Craig Kemp

Craig has written for Ladbrokes since the 2010 World Cup, having previously gained a Media & Sports Journalism degree and contributed to publications including the Racing Post. His main areas of interest are horse racing and UFC, but he is also an avid X Factor gambler and likes nothing more than indulging in a spot of Hip Hop Karaoke.